Tips for Keeping Your Conveyors in Great Shape

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Your conveyors were an investment in your facility and its overall operation. Without working conveyors, your operation would essentially come to a complete stop in a matter of minutes, harming your profitability and your reputation.

Tips for Keeping Your Conveyors in Great Shape

Because you rely heavily on the conveyors in your facility, taking proper care of them is essential. Here are a few of our top tips for taking better care of the conveyors in your facility:

  • Clean your belts—A dirty conveyor belt is more likely to slip, which can reduce how much weight your conveyor can carry at any given time. Additionally, when buildup develops on your conveyor’s parts, like your belt rollers, it can reduce the lifespan of your entire conveyor.
  • Clean your motors—If your conveyor’s motor gets covered in food byproduct, dirt, dust, or grease, this can clog the fan vents and result in your motor overheating. To prevent your motor from burning out and needing to be replaced, have your conveyor motor cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Inspect your bearings—Loose conveyor bearings are one of the most common causes of conveyor breakdowns. Lubricate your conveyor bearings regularly as part of your normal maintenance procedures.
  • Inspect for worn out parts—Parts that need to be replaced can result in a breakdown of your entire conveyor system. Inspect your conveyors regularly for any parts that have started to break down or have worn out to minimize conveyor downtime.

If you would like to know more about maintaining the conveyors in your facility, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.